S Korea’s Hanwha Chemical to shut PA, plasticizers unit mid-March

01 February 2013 07:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korean producer Hanwha Chemical plans to shut its phthalic anhydride (PA) plant and plasticizers unit at Ulsan in mid-March for its annual turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The company operates an 80,000 tonne/year PA unit and an 80,000 tonne/year plasticizers facility that will be shut for a week, the source said.

“The plasticizers unit will be shut alongside with the PA plant,” he added.

Hanwha Chemical’s 80,000 tonne/year plasticizers facility is able to produce diotyl phthalate (DOP) and dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP).

PA is used in the production of DOP.

By: Samuel Wong

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